After taking on two interesting new projects, George Clooney will be a very busy man over the next few years. "The Belmont Boys" and "White Jazz," both slated to happen sometime in 2008, will be his next priority.
In "White Jazz," Clooney will play a dirty LAPD vice squad lieutenant whose mastery at skirting the rules gets tested when he's set up by his crooked bosses to be the fall guy for a murder. The film will be based on a James Ellroy novel, which, as is typical of the author's other works ("The Black Dahlia"), will look at police corruption. Warner Independent will produce the flick.
Following "White Jazz," Clooney will direct "The Belmont Boys," a heist movie along the lines of his ‘Ocean's' franchise. The movie follows seven thieves who nearly pull off the job of a lifetime at a horse track, only to reunite 30 years later to try and finish the job.
Those two projects are still a long way away. Clooney will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh's "The Good German," which hits theaters this December. Next year you will also be able to catch him in "Ocean's Thirteen" and "Michael Clayton." Finally, he will also direct and star opposite Renee Zellweger in "Leatherheads," and he will reunite with Joel and Ethan Coen on "Burn After Reading."
That's a lot of hot projects in the works for the World's Sexiest Man.